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2018-19 School Year Registration
Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held at our main offices located at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis whether your daughter attended during the last school year or is currently attending summer camp. It is recommended that families register on the first date available.

Download the 2018-19 Registration Calendar for information on how to register and registration dates and times. Download the Printable Registration Forms and Fee Table and Payment Plan. For more information regarding registration, check out our FAQ Sheet.

Please contact Natalie Duarte, Director of Elementary Programs, with any further questions.

2018 Summer Camp

Every summer promises to be fun-filled with lots of learning and laughing. Summer camp will run for eight weeks beginning on Monday, June 18th through Friday, August 10th. All registration will be by appointment only. Please note that many of our weeks are full or have limited availability. Please contact Director of Elementary Programs, Natalie Duarte to check if there is still space and to schedule an appointment.

Download the Field Trip Calendar, 2018 Summer Camp Brochure, and Registration Forms.

Summer camp for teens will not be offered in 2018. Please check back in February for information about the teen summer camp program for 2019.

Teen Program 2017-2018

Eureka!
Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. The next enrollment period will begin in January 2019. To learn more, download the Eureka! Program brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of five workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. To learn more, download the Passport to Success brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981. We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at five elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Enrollment Schedule and Forms for 2018-2019

All AIK sites are FULL in the PM; Bay Farm and Earhart are FULL in the AM as well. Please call Pam Williams at 510.521.1743 ext. 202 for instructions on how to be placed on the wait list for your specific school.

Enrollment for AM care ONLY at Edison, Franklin, and Otis Schools will take place at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda from 5:00pm - 6:30pm on the following Tuesdays: June 19th, July 17th, and August 14th (or until full). Enrollment is in-person, first-come, first-serve. Please call Pam Williams at 510.521.1743 ext. 202 to let her know you are coming and for space updates.

For your convenience, you may download the AIK Enrollment Packet. Once you have downloaded and saved the packet, enter the information on all six forms, save the file, print the forms, sign where needed, and bring the entire packet to in-person enrollment. A $50 per child, nonrefundable enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment. Hard copy packets will be available during the enrollment times.

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2018 Annual Community & Board Awards

2018 Annual Community & Board Awards
Pictured: Strong Partner Awardees.
View the list of all our wonderful awardees.

We had a great time celebrating our amazing group of supporters and board members at the 2018 Annual Community & Board Awards Event on July 9th, 2018. Thank you to all the awardees who generously gave of their time, talent, and treasure to ensure that girls grow up strong, smart, and bold. We couldn't do what we do without their tremendous support and enthusiasm!

A special thank you to Otaez Mexican Restaurant for hosting us and Al Wright of Raintree Studios for taking the fabulous photos. View the event photos.

Join our Alumnae Association

Calling all Girls Inc. of the Island City, previously known as Girls Club, ALUMNAE!

Join our Alumnae Association

We are seeking YOU, the strong, smart, and bold women who were inspired and empowered by your Girls Inc./Girls Club experience! Please join other alumnae and share your thoughts about what you want and need from an engaging ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION.

To receive news and updates, and to provide input about our upcoming alumnae program, connect with us.

Ethical Fashion Show 2018

Ethical Fashion Show 2018

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, we had a fabulous Ethical Fashion Show on May 19th, 2018 at the Alameda Elks Lodge! Because of you, Girls Inc. of the Island City is able to offer innovative and impactful programs such as Ethical Fashion Show that inspire our teens to pursue their dreams while promoting environmental and social responsibility.

Learn more about the event or view photos provided courtesy of Al Wright at Raintree Studios, and Rodney Tijerino.

Check out GRUFF,
one of our most popular Girls Programs

GRUFF, Girls Reading to Understanding Furry Friends, is a fun and innovative reading literacy program in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). It provides girls the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment while helping to socialize shelter animals. GRUFF was featured on KTVU Fox 2's Bay Area People with Claudine Wong. View the segment here.

GRUFF Girls - KTVU